As mama’s we often feel like we are not doing enough. At the end of the day, as we are rocking our little one’s to sleep, we stare into they eyes and think,
I wish that I did more today. I should have read more books or got down and played more with him and his cars. I should have taken him outside to play a little longer and not cared if he got dirty.
I should have done more!
I feel like a horrible mother because I could’ve done more, but I. Did. Not.
As I rock my little one to sleep, these thoughts constantly play in my head. I begin to tear up because I feel like I don’t do enough.
But then I am just overwhelmed as I watch how at peace he is as he drifts off to sleep and I often wonder what it is that he is thinking in those moments.
I wonder, if I could spend a day in his shoes, how he would view me as a mother. Would he feel like I didn’t do enough either?
So mama, if you are feeling discouraged because you feel like you don’t do enough, please continue reading this letter:
*I was gifted these Freshly Picked Moccasins, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
I’m sorry that I woke up early again this morning and quickly began crying out to you. I just woke up and I really miss you. I want you to come in quickly and scoop me up from my crib and give me a huge hug and tell me good morning. I want to sit and cuddle with you like we do every morning.
I’m sorry for whining for your attention while you are trying to make me a yummy breakfast. I am really curious to see what you are doing. I love when you pick me up and tell me what you are making for breakfast.
I love when you stop what you are doing and you put on music and have a dance party with me.
I love when you read to me before naptime, even if it is only one book.
I’m sorry that I get upset and cry when it’s naptime, I just am afraid that I will miss out on anything fun that you might do when I’m sleeping. I love spending our days together and stopping to nap means I’ll miss out on something, so that is why I cry.
But I do love that you stop what you are doing and rock me before my nap. I love to just lay my head on your shoulder and relax from my busy morning.
Thank you, mama, for coming quickly to get me out of bed when I wake up from my nap! I love our sleepy after naptime cuddles right before you make me a snack.
I know you are trying to work on stuff, mama, but I love when you stop because I am showing you my favorite car. Thank you for stopping and pushing it around the living room and making me giggle, even if it was only for a little while.
Thank you for taking me outside for a walk! I love when you tell me about all the exciting things that are outside. Thank you for pointing out that bird that I could hear but couldn’t find. Thank you for letting me run around and play in the dirt.
Mama, I get really sleepy in the evenings. I know that might be frustrating to you because you are trying to make me dinner, but please just hold me for a little. I am tied and I just want to cuddle. Thank you for making me such yummy food to eat!
Thank you for making sure I stay clean! I love bath time because you always sit and play with me. I love when you make my rubber ducky quack and float around. Thank you for not getting upset when I get a little too excited and splash water all over the bathroom floor.
Thank you, mama, for rocking me to sleep each night. I don’t know what you are thinking, mama, as you look at me with a sad but loving look every night. But I wanted to let you know that you are such an amazing mama. I had so much fun today with all the fun things we did together! I loved reading that book with you and that you pushed my cars around with me for a little while. I loved going for our walk and running around outside for a little bit. I just love exploring with you, mama, even if it is only for a short amount of time.
I had so much fun today, mama! I always have so much fun. You are doing a great job, mama! Do you know that? You are the Best. Mama. Ever!
I’m getting sleepy now. But I love that the last thing I see every night, is your smile as you rock me to sleep. I assume the little tear I see slipping down your cheek is because you are so happy that I am yours. I feel the same way, mama.
I love you!
Your little one
Don’t be so hard on yourself, mama. Your little ones just need you to be there and to love them.
*Moccasins: Freshly Picked